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UNOFFICIAL COPY AS OF 03/16/10 10 REG. SESS.

10 RS BR 2174

A RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring the efforts of those who have inspired

thousands of Kentuckians with the Manhattan Declaration.

WHEREAS, on February 1, 2010, a group of pastors and Christian leaders from

across Kentucky came to Frankfort to stand in solidarity with the Manhattan

Declaration; and

WHEREAS, the Manhattan Declaration is a pronouncement of determination to

answer the “call of Christian Conscience” by upholding the sanctity of human life,

the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the rights of

conscience and religious freedom; and

WHEREAS, leading Kentucky pastors coordinated this effort to publicly stand for

those principles and express their determination to see them implemented in our

culture; and

WHEREAS, these leaders called on individuals and elected officials throughout the

Commonwealth to apply these principles, and proclaimed their unity as Christian

leaders in Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, several hundred Kentuckians gathered to proclaim their support of the

principles enunciated in the Manhattan Declaration; and

WHEREAS, the individuals who signed the Declaration on February 1, 2010, also

indicated their support of the Kentucky Solidarity Statement, which read:

We, the undersigned, do hereby unite our hearts in common purpose and endorse the

Manhattan Declaration. We stand in solidarity with like-minded Christians throughout

the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in proclaiming our dedication to

values that cannot be violated without dire consequences to our society.

In obedience to God and His revelation in Christ, we call on Christians throughout

Kentucky—pastors, laymen, public officials, and private citizens—to join with us in our

commitment to the principles upon which our society was founded;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the

Commonwealth of Kentucky:

âSection 2. The House of Representatives recognizes and honors the efforts of

those who have inspired thousands of Kentuckians with the Manhattan Declaration.

âSection 2. The House of Representatives further wishes great success to those

who are committed to the principles upon which our Commonwealth and indeed the

nation at large were founded, and appreciates the heartfelt motivation of those

whose calling it is to minister to others even as they declare and advocate for truth.